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Small Changes to Increase Verizon Center Turnout

Those in attendance at last Saturday’s season-closer against Syracuse know first-hand the energy and excitement that filled Verizon Center from tip-off to the storming of the court. Hoya fans created a palpable and rousing sixth man for our boys in gray and made a major contribution to this memorable end[Read More…]

by March 19, 2013 0 comments City News, News
Sebelius Speech Brings Heckler, Protest

Sebelius Speech Brings Heckler, Protest

After a storm of criticism from Catholic organizations, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ speech to the Georgetown Public Policy Institute drew a small protest and a heckler Friday morning. Sebelius, whose department drafted the Obama administration’s controversial contraceptive coverage mandate, spoke about the importance of making tough public[Read More…]

by May 18, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Design Phase Begins For New Student Center

Plans for the construction of the New South Student Center took a leap forward this month after the NSSC Committee chose the architecture firm ikon.5 to design the new space. The firm, based in Princeton, N.J., specializes in designing facilities for colleges and other academic institutions. It was selected through[Read More…]

by May 17, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Alum Challenges GU’s Catholicism

In the wake of a year’s worth of controversy surrounding Georgetown’s Catholic identity, a prominent alum is challenging the university’s right to be affiliated with the Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus. Academy Award winner William Peter Blatty (C ’50), best known as the novelist and screenwriter responsible for[Read More…]

by May 17, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News
Small Fire in Copley Hall

Small Fire in Copley Hall

A small kitchen fire on the third floor of Copley Hall sparked a minor commotion Monday evening. Seven firetrucks from D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services surrounded the residence hall at around 6:20 p.m. According to a letter from Executive Director of Student Housing Patrick Killilee that was posted on[Read More…]

by May 14, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Former Arab Studies Chair Dies

Professor Barbara Stowasser, former chair of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, died Sunday at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Stowasser, who was also a former director of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, was noted for her studies of Islam and gender. Her most well-known work, the 1994 book “Women[Read More…]

by May 14, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News
Dahlgren Renovation On Track, Seeking Donors

Dahlgren Renovation On Track, Seeking Donors

While outside renovations to Dahlgren Chapel are on schedule for a fall 2012 completion, planned interior renovations cannot begin until the university raises over $1 million in additional funds, according to Vice President for Mission and Ministry Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. O’Brien and representatives from Kerns Group Architects updated the[Read More…]

by May 5, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Commencement Speakers Announced

This year’s commencement speakers will feature a wide range of famous names, including journalist and television producer David Simon and LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy, the university announced Friday afternoon. Simon, who is best known for his creation of the acclaimed television dramas “The Wire” and “Treme,” is slated to speak[Read More…]

by May 5, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Disciplinary Committee Raises Burden of Proof

Georgetown’s Disciplinary Review Committee passed a recommendation to raise the burden of proof for disciplinary responsibility to “clear and convincing evidence” in a meeting Thursday afternoon. The recommendation will now be considered by Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson. Current policies dictate that a student must be found responsible[Read More…]

by April 27, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Undergrad Research Expanding

With admission to graduate programs becoming more and more selective, “undergraduate research” has become a new buzz phrase on college campuses, Georgetown’s included. The increasing role of research on campus has been especially evident this past month, as Georgetown has played host to three undergraduate research conferences in the past[Read More…]

by April 24, 2012 0 comments Campus News